Sartorially radical, immediately recognizable, and bursting with technical innovations: When it comes to setting the bar for instant cult status, the new Loubishark sneaker has exactly what it takes. Making its debut with an exclusive pre-launch of 600 numbered, limited-edition pairs, the race is on to secure a pair of the season’s most must-have sneaker.
As sleek as it is fashion-forward, the latest addition to Christian Louboutin’s now iconic sneaker offer combines the Maison’s technical savoir-faire with an innate flair for the instantly covetable. Mixing materials and colors, the Loubishark features an hi-tech upper crafted from a total of 13 different components including suede leather panels, rubber and mesh giving it a modern sports-inflected feel. Reinforcing the shoe’s strong visual identity, a contrasting rubber lattice cage hugs the heel paying tribute to the architecture of the Maison’s Galerie Véro Dodat boutique, while two signature spike studs embellish the pull tab for quintessentially Louboutin appeal.
Designed for the urban playground, the Loubishark pays close attention to detail featuring a shockabsorbing cushioned insole for increased protection. Designed with a slightly wider toe box and a hollow midsole for maximum comfort, a tubular construction at the back allows for greater flexibility while the V-shaped tongue offers additional ease of wear.
But while there’s plenty to love about the Loubishark, the stand out star of this new sneaker is undoubtedly its unmistakable chunky technical sole. Inspired in part by the track shoes of the 70’s, oversized moulded ridges recall the Maison’s signature spikes, playing with proportions to create a statement look that won’t go unnoticed. Contrasting the Maison’s iconic red with a brilliant optic white for greater visual impact, the Loubishark’s highly graphic nature will appeal to style-makers and sartorially bold players alike who like to see and be seen.
The collection is available at Harbour City now. Certainly, this style promises to become a trend-setting silhouette in its own right.